truck


truck
Ⅰ.
truck [1] NOUN 1) a large road vehicle, used for carrying goods, materials, or troops. 2) Brit. an open railway vehicle for carrying freight.
VERB chiefly N. Amer. 1) convey by truck. 2) informal go or proceed in a casual or leisurely way.
ORIGIN originally denoting a solid wooden wheel: perhaps from TRUCKLE(Cf. ↑T) in the sense «wheel, pulley».
Ⅱ.
truck [2] NOUN 1) archaic barter. 2) chiefly archaic small wares. 3) N. Amer. market-garden produce, especially vegetables.
VERB archaic barter or exchange.
have no truck with — Cf. ↑have no truck with
ORIGIN probably from Old French; compare with Latin trocare 'to barter' .

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  • Truck — Truck, n. [Cf. F. troc.] 1. Exchange of commodities; barter. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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